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My new favorite cage

Post Number:#1  Unread postby GBov » Fri May 17, 2019 2:14 pm


Finally managed to grab a free trampoline frame so have put River Song's cage up on legs.

Sorry it is all links but that is the best I can do for pictures. Still, better than nothing, eh?

The cage is made of a 16 ft hog panel bent into shape with 2 by 1 wire wrapped round the inside and a 1 by half mesh for the floor. The floor wire goes 5 inches up the sides so the entire cage has baby saver wire.

The top is a 4 ft by 4 ft by 5 inch piece of styrofoam and the main door is a freezer shelf. NEVER pass up the chance to scavenge wire shelves, they make great doors!

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I LOVE being able to cuddle her again, having to reach down to the ground makes petting bunnies harder than it needs to be. Of course, a cage this big - five ft by three ft - only works well if you have friendly bunnies but if you make one and have skittish buns there is room for a feeding cage inside. When I had a big colony I had a feeding cage, it was the only way to catch my wild wild wild meat mutts.

This line of Rex are so much friendlier than my first rabbits. :D

Trampoline frames show up for free on CL and FB Market Place and they really are my new bestest toy ever. Have been using part of this latest one as a workbench and several other cages are about to be stand-alone cages at last.

How high can rats jump? With smooth metal legs, perhaps rats will not be such a worry now?

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Re: My new favorite cage

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sat May 18, 2019 5:57 am


Great job, love it ...
I also... have built many a cage out of whatever I could "salvage" ...
meat-mutt rabbits, a few laying hens.

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Re: My new favorite cage

Post Number:#3  Unread postby Shea » Sat May 18, 2019 6:09 am


I really Really like this cage design! Thanks for sharing! :D

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Re: My new favorite cage

Post Number:#4  Unread postby GBov » Sat May 18, 2019 9:25 am


Shea wrote:I really Really like this cage design! Thanks for sharing! :D


You are most welcome! The next one I build will be taller inside, this one was supposed to sit on the ground while giving clearance for manure/ hay to fall through but all it did that way was give the rats a totally protected space to attack the new litter from below.

Rats are not my friends.

M4G, I use anything and everything I can scavenge to make mine and my livestocks lives easier. The drawers from thrown away fridges make the best waterers. They hold about 2 gallons at a time and are almost impossible to tip over. Even ducks can only get them nasty, not tip them over.

Sadly, cage wire is almost impossible to get any way but new down here. I keep an eye on CL but so far none has shown up. I badly need to make 3 more big cages for grow-outs. I keep insisting we only have 6 does and 3 bucks but the littlies are growing fast and there are already keepers in the bunch. :oops: One who is seriously outperforming its siblings on my feed of choice and the first self blue I have ever produced. It is a little jem.

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